Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere has said party members in Nyatsime were attacked by supporters of the ruling ZANU PF this Tuesday.
The reports come after alleged reports that some CCC supporters had burnt homes of some ZANU PF activists in retaliation for being denied access to the funeral of slain CCC activist Moreblessing Ali.
CCC denies the allegations and says the alleged CCC activists were actually “ZANU PF thugs” sent to torch their colleagues’ homes to give an excuse for violence against CCC supporters.
CCC president, Nelson Chamisa, Tuesday urged his followers not to be lured or pushed into violence. He said they’re a peaceful party and no matter how they were provoked, they should never retaliate.
In a series of Twitter messages, Mahere urged police to act on violence in Nyatsime to protect lives. She said:
Message just received: “Known CCC supporters’ houses under attack in Nyatsime. Just spoke to Misheck Guzha who says his house is in flames. Zanu PF thugs attacking known CCC supporters’ houses.”
Dear @PoliceZimbabwe, We are a peace-loving movement. We will not be baited into using violence against @ZANUPF_Official. Anarchy has no place in our society. We require you to maintain law & order. Bring those responsible for the outbreak of violence in Nyatsime to book!
BREAKING – We are receiving reports that the home of our Shadow Councillor for Nyatsime, Mr Jenje, is currently being attacked by Zanu PF thugs. We condemn ALL violence & call for @PoliceZimbabwe to carry out their mandate of protecting the lives & property of all citizens.
Police said officers had been deployed to monitor the situation and an update on the matter will be issued in due course.